Hi guys, I have to agree with iguanascorpio.
No, the FDA won’t be the controlling body that puts the clamp on. It will be the DEA. And they will look initially for an ‘air of impropriety’ to begin their investigation. The DEA has enormous discretionary powers (practically a carte blanche) to control the traffic and production of illicit substances in this country. If they wish, they can shut down operations at a legitimate business where their investigation is taking place until they are ready to prosecute. How long can that take? As long as they want, long enough to bankrupt everyone involved and put them out of business, without even the slightest nod at due process.
L is right; the DEA does not control the sale of veterinary pharmaceuticals per se in this country, as long as they are sold for veterinary use. But please, don’t try to convince anybody with that lame argument that you are using this stuff for “animal use”, unless you have incontrovertable proof that a human being is some hybrid species of cow. You can’t legally use veterinary drugs for anything other than the uses indicated on the label. If you make something for human consumption out of them, you are breaking the law, the person who sold it to you is breaking the law, the people who told you how to do it are breaking the law, and the manufacturer may be breaking the law. The legal concept of due diligence will be one of the principle arguments used to bring everyone down. Thanks to a “lapse of due diligence” and other things, every one of you can get sent to jail, or at the very least hassled into bankruptcy and ruin if you are implicated.
The FDA is small and underfunded, whereas the DEA is a big outfit with lots of man-power and cash. Don’t think for a minute that the DEA isn’t checking this site often, hoping that someone here doesn’t have yet another lapse of judgement that will lead to some kind of ‘investigation’. And it’s not only the government we have to worry about. Do you all remember that post from Brock about the angry mother that threatened to sue him and T-mag because her son called him for advice, lied to him about his age and got sick (or had an explosion, I forget which) from making 'roids in his kitchen? It’s irrelevant that the kid lied about his age, because Mom could easily show a lack of due diligience on the part of the corporation for not checking it out adequately. That’s all it would take to put T-mag out of business and send the principals to jail.
Discretion is the better part of valor, guys. If you try to use another lame argument to refute these ideas, then you really don’t understand how vulnerable you are to arrest and prosecution. I would like to be reading T-mag for years to come, but I don’t think that’s going to happen if some of us insist on behaving like fools.